Volunteers of America is the largest provider of affordable housing in the nation, meaning that housing costs no more than 30 percent of annual income.
Volunteers of America South Central Louisiana began in 1921 as a family shelter. Today, our housing and homeless programs have grown to meet the changing needs of Louisiana and the unique challenges that low-income households face finding safe, decent, and affordable housing. People served range from chronically homeless adults living on the streets, to individuals and households who are experiencing a housing crisis for the first time, to people in jeopardy of losing their homes. Volunteers of America provides a range of services designed to meet people where they are and encourages them to play an active role in their own recovery. For many, we are the first link in a continuum of care that enables them to move towards stability and self-sufficiency.
The Outreach program partners with a broad range of service providers to meet the needs of its homeless participants. We enjoy collaborative relationships and a formal coordinated entry system with other providers.
Transitional and permanent housing is available for individuals, families and veterans. Our Housing First Programs help families get into housing first without losing their way in a shelter.